As we’re sure you have heard, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] died last week. Since her untimely death, Houston has been blaring from car stereos everywhere, the media has inundated the public with tributes in her honor, and countless covers have appeared online. Heck, even KROQ’s Bean mentioned Houston in his latest Bean’s Death Corner.
[pullquote quote="I Just learned this, so when I mess it up, just forgive me." credit="Chris Cornell"]We, however, found a Whitney related piece that’s really worth giving a listen to. On February 16, during a private fundraising concert for President Obama held in San Francisco, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Soundgarden[/lastfm] front man [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Cornell[/lastfm] performed an amazing acoustic cover of Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” which is a cover of Dolly Parton.
Before he begins, Cornell is heard muttering, “I Just learned this, so when I mess it up, just forgive me.” It takes the audience a second to recognize what he is singing, but as soon as they do, applause fills the auditorium. Cornell may have been afraid of “messing it up,” but his fears are unfounded. From the crowd’s response, he delivers.